Multi-Tenant Building Proposed at The Highlands - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

New Businesses Moving In At The Highlands

Posted: Updated:
Ohio County Development Authority approves purchase of 2.6 acres of land next to Fusion Japanese Steakhouse Ohio County Development Authority approves purchase of 2.6 acres of land next to Fusion Japanese Steakhouse
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
Ohio County -

The retail industry hasn't been fairing too well in the current economy, but last year, The Highlands saw a 6 percent growth, and according to county officials, that's great news.

It's an exciting time for the Ohio County Development Authority as some major projects are coming to fruition at the Highlands.

The authority approved a purchase agreement for 2.6 acres of land next to Fusion Japanese Steakhouse Jan. 21. A California-based company, United Growth, purchased the property for $900,000 and wants to bring in new tenants.

"They have proposed a multi-tenant building, probably four to five tenants, we're hoping two nice restaurants, unique to the area, that's one thing we're always trying to do is bring in stuff that's not already here," said Randy Wharton, chairman of the Ohio County Development Authority.

The authority is also hoping to bring in two other large restaurant chains, in front of Best Buy and near WesBanco. Wharton is also excited about another project in the town center that may be announced next month. It's in the final design stages, and will be very unique to the area.

There is also more office space coming. They approved a lease agreement last night with MVB Insurance company to rent office space in town center.

Also, OVMC will be opening a family practice in the lot near Panera.